David Leigh



American bass David Leigh, a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, has been described by Opera News as “a bass of unusual agility, depth and darkness,” and is already internationally known for his visceral and intelligent singing.

In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Leigh will sing the roles of Snow Queen/Reindeer/Clock in the French premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen with Opéra national du Rhin. Elsewhere in France, he will perform Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Opéra national de Lorraine, a role he will later reprise with the Canadian Opera Company. Additionally, he will return to Santa Fe Opera as König Marke in Tristan und Isolde, while in concert, he will sing Mozart’s Requiem with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi. Notable future engagements include his house and role debut with Opernhaus Zürich as Hagen in Götterdämmerung during the 2023-2024 season.

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“American David Leigh sang Antinous’s nemesis, Turbo, with a bass of unusual agility, depth and darkness.”


Opera News

“The Commendatore was given a human dimension, and his flesh-and-blood presence in the finale gave the character, thunderously sung by bass David Leigh, an interesting father-like presence.”

Opera News

“David Leigh, deuxième nom qui était déjà présent à Aix, est un Commandeur à la voix puissante et intense sortant de profondeurs abyssales, apportant présence et prestance à ce rôle.”

Opera Online

“David Leigh thrills as the treacherous Turbo. His massive tone and incredible range were on full display.”